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Mark Stewart
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: United Kingdom (Plymouth)

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OK .. about me,
I joined DA back in 2011 after a long absence from the art world. I decided to explore the humble graphite pencil and the human portrait. I gave myself 5yrs to do this and this year 2014 is my 4th year. The one thing i have learned so far is that 5yrs is no where near enough time.
I studied and worked as a illustrator back in the day and my drawings do tend to take on an illustrative style but I quite like that as I'm not trying to achieve photo realism and i believe in letting a style develop naturally. Most are straight forward copies because they are only drawn so i can experiment with ideas or techniques. Some will be motivated by tones alone and others by textures. I love reflected light and dramatic lighting also .. I draw on smooth Bristol paper and Bristol Velum with a more textured surface, i find that moving from one to the other presents different challenges which i enjoy ... i draw to learn.
I also believe in sharing and so i will add the occasional walkthrough to share what i have learned. I have also added many old illustrations to my gallery for any who want to see them.

Thank you in advance for any faves, i do not have the time to answer each one personally but i do answer all comments and enjoy hearing from you all and visiting new watchers galleries.

I do consider commissioned work, if you are interested feel free to visit my website for all details.
Have a great 2014 and thank you for visiting my page .... enjoy your art :D

A question for pencil artists: Out of all the pencils you use which one is your most used .. your favourite 

72 deviants said 2B
37 deviants said 4B
31 deviants said HB
22 deviants said Other
15 deviants said 6B
14 deviants said 3B
13 deviants said B
8 deviants said 8B
4 deviants said 5B
2 deviants said 7B


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Stevegillettart 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my 'Unconditional Love' drawing to your favourites.. I'm pleased you like it.. You have a wonderful gallery by the way with some stunning drawings.. Well done.
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happytrenty Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thank you so much for the watch mark its a real honour...Always loved your work:D (Big Grin) 
markstewart 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
You're welcome and thanks :D
happytrenty 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
LonnyClouser Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When you add my drawings to your favorites, it is such an honor!  Thank you so much!  :D
markstewart 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, i love your drawings :D
ARTISTBILL Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Markstewart for all the tutorials and experiences shared here. I really appreciate this. Firstly it helps me and secondly I know better of what I am doing with graphite works more confidently. Most of the drawing in internet are for watching and enjoying but not much information of HOW. To figure HOW might take years and may end up in unhappy endings. :happybounce: 
markstewart 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
Lidias93 Apr 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav :D You have amazing gallery, congratulations Worship Greetings
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